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Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology Award For Research Excellence and Service by an International Member

The RCMB Assembly serves as a vibrant hub for its diverse membership across the globe, thus enhancing the respiratory science community. This award will recognize an RCMB member with a primary appointment outside of the United States or Canada who has an established record of cutting-edge high impact research that contributes to the understanding and treatment of lung diseases coupled with service within the Assembly and a commitment to the RCMB mission“to promote the long-range goal of the ATS to decrease morbidity and mortality from respiratory disorders and life-threatening acute illnesses through an improved understanding of the biological basis of lung disease”.  The inaugural award presented, honours Geoff Laurent, Ph.D. and Tomoko Betsuyaku M.D., whose passion for knowledge, service to our community and impact on our understanding of the biological basis of lung disease inspired its creation.

Criteria:

The nominee:

  • must have a current primary appointment outside of the United States or Canada
  • should have performed the majority of their research outside of the United States or Canada
  • should have an excellent track record of international collaborations and service to the RCMB Assembly
  • should have demonstrated leadership and impact in their research field on a national and international level
  • should have demonstrated mentorship for a diversity of mentees
  • must be a RCMB member (primary or secondary)
  • must attend the ATS International Conference and be present at the RCMB Membership Meeting

Guidelines for submitting a nomination

A nomination must include:

  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • A 2-3 page narrative discussing the impact of the nominee’s research program on an understanding of the biological basis of lung disease and the nominee’s service contributions to RCMB.
  • The nomination letter should be supported by the signatures of five investigators who attest to the impact of the nominee on the RCMB mission.